A beautiful looking evergreen with long, soft needles. Quick growing for an evergreen, white pine ranges in height from 20-35 m (65-100′) in the wild. While white pine grows best in a sandy loam soil, it tolerates a wide range of soil types and moisture conditions (but not saturated soil). White Pine wood is straight grained and an absolute treat to work with – it is used for finishing, trim work, cabinetry and even as dimensional lumber. Many mammals and birds live in, on or feed from White Pine. White Pine is a long lived, native tree of Canada and is Ontario’s provincial tree.
How to Grow
55 seeds/gram. Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based soil in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seeds into a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.